Samurai Armor, Weapons and fighting
A Samurai had a long sword called a katana. The katana measures twenty-four in length. A Samurai wore a robe called a kimono and baggy trousers. It was made of rows with small metal plates coated with lacquer and laced together with silk. Samurai warriors learned mental and physical techniques by archery masters. They also learned how to fight in small places and how to stay out of range from an enemy's sword.
Samurai Training and the Warrior code
To become a samurai you must have mental training, training in preparedness, training in writing and literature, training for the tea ceremony, and training in spiritual strength. They were physically trained in strength and mentally trained in writing and literature. A Samurai had to follow the bushido code. It meant that a Samurai had to be honest, fair, and fearless in the face of death. Samurai were also expected to guard their personal honor. The insult can lead to a duel. Seppuku (Ritual suicide) is the price for failing to live on the bushido code. Preserving personal honor and avoiding capture in battle are some of the reasons for seppuku.